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GIA 150
Melee Parcel Contains Just One Natural Stone
The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) found just one natural diamond in a melee parcel containing more than
News Aug 16, 2018 Rapaport News
Diamond swapping
Trade ‘Blind to Diamond-Swapping Threat’
Diamond dealers are failing to protect themselves against stone-swapping, and are instead waiting until an expensive loss
News Aug 15, 2018 Joshua Freedman
Argyle 150
Diamond Resources Might Not Be Forever
While it’s true that value comes from rarity, no natural resource lasts forever, and the rare
News Aug 14, 2018 Leah Meirovich
Podcast
Podcast: Synthetics, Swatch and the Summer
In the latest Rapaport Diamond Podcast, the team discusses the US Federal Trade Commission’s new guidelines for
News Aug 08, 2018 Rapaport News
Wave Ring
DPA Raises Concerns over Synthetics Marketing
The Diamond Producers Association (DPA) is worried lab-grown diamond suppliers will use the new Federal Trade
News Aug 06, 2018 Rapaport News
De Beers Lightbox 150
Martin Rapaport on De Beers’ Synthetics
De Beers’ decision to sell synthetic diamond jewelry raises important issues that are fundamental to the future of the
News Jul 04, 2018 Martin Rapaport
Podcast 7
Podcast: What Happened in Vegas
The Rapaport editorial team analyzes De Beers’ synthetics launch, Martin Rapaport’s criticism of the miner’s disclosure rules,
News Jul 02, 2018 Rapaport News
Element Six 150
De Beers Begins Building $94M Synthetics Center
De Beers subsidiary Element Six has started work on its new $94 million lab-grown-diamond facility just outside
News Jun 28, 2018 Rapaport News
GIA 150
GIA to Hold Synthetics Detection Seminars
The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) will offer a series of seminars this year on advanced detection of lab-grown stones.
News Jun 06, 2018 Rapaport News
Diamond Foundry 150
Diamond Foundry Lauds De Beers Synthetics Bid
De Beers’ entry into the lab-grown market represents a shift in consumers’ perception of synthetic stones, according to Diamond Foundry.
News Jun 03, 2018 Rapaport News
Opsydia 150
Laser Firm Addresses Diamond Counterfeiting
A University of Oxford spinout has created laser technology that tackles counterfeiting of diamonds by placing a permanent mark on stones.
News May 30, 2018 Rapaport News
De Beers 150
How De Beers Sees Its New Synthetics Business
De Beers is launching a jewelry line featuring laboratory-grown diamonds — a venture that, according to CEO Bruce Cleaver, could eventually
News May 30, 2018 Joshua Freedman
DPA
Synthetics Not ‘Real,’ Say US Consumers
Some 68% of Americans don’t consider synthetics to be real diamonds, with most citing the fact that they
News May 22, 2018 Rapaport News
IIDGR
Labs Refute Claims HPHT Escaping Detection
Major gemological laboratories have rebuffed claims that detection machines are failing to spot synthetic diamonds that
News Apr 25, 2018 Leah Meirovich
JVC jewelry 150
JVC to Launch Legal-Info Webinars
The Jewelers Vigilance Committee (JVC) is releasing a series of new webinars to help the jewelry industry become more
News Apr 03, 2018 Rapaport News
Alrosa Diamond Inspector
Alrosa Scanner Takes Stab at Synthetics
Alrosa has launched a device that can identify both synthetic diamonds and other imitations, the miner
News Mar 22, 2018 Rapaport News
Diamonds1
IGI Launches Synthetics Screening Center
The International Gemological Institute (IGI) will open a new screening facility for detecting laboratory-grown stones at the
News Mar 21, 2018 Rapaport News
GIA ruby overgrowth
GIA Spots Lab-Grown Ruby Layer on Natural Stones
Attempts to upgrade the size and color of gemstones using a layer of synthetic material have been around for
News Mar 19, 2018 Rapaport News
Prague
Museum Finds Fakes in Gem Collection
The National Museum in Prague has discovered a number of fake stones, including diamonds, sapphires and rubies, it said
News Mar 11, 2018 Rapaport News
GIA Finds Moissanite Disguised as Diamond 150
GIA Spots Moissanite Posing as Rough Diamond
The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) has identified a synthetic moissanite stone that had been submitted to one
News Feb 11, 2018 Rapaport News
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